Today I enjoyed sleeping in a bit, then I ran errands to our local Kmart and then to Kroger while Tom cut the backyard grass. Afterward, we went to my sister's house where we met up with the rest of my family for some BBQing and outdoor fun. The temperature was only in the mid-70's, and there was a consistent breeze, so only my niece and nephews were brave enough to go swimming in the (heated) pool. My dad showed up, which was nice. We finally got to wish him a Happy Father's Day! My aunt and her 2 adult daughters came too. It was a good-sized bunch, and we shared some laughs and enjoyed some delicious, potluck-style food. I've posted some photos of the gathering.
|My niece, Riley, helped me shuck the corn for dinner. That was a first for her!|
|My sister and my dad.|
|My sister and cousin, Mary, playing Ladder Ball after dinner.|
|Two of my nephews in the pool.|
And lastly, Angela called me this morning and gave us what I'm beginning to call her "weekly update." This is where we get nothing but text messages from her all week, and then suddenly she calls with excitement in her voice, and just talks our ears off with the latest in what's going on in Naples. AND WE LOVE IT! LOLOL This morning she got to perform digital x-rays on a pregnant Welsh-Corgi dog because the dog had birthed 4 pups overnight, and the owner knew there were more to come, but they weren't coming out. Ang loved using the new, hi-tech x-ray machine because it showed so much, and with greater clarity than standard x-ray machines. She was able to see 4 additional puppies--their skulls and backbones--awaiting birth, and the doc didn't see any reason that the momma wouldn't be able to deliver the remaining babies on her own, although they did keep her overnight to be sure there were no problems. Angela shared a lot of other stories too, but all of it was good, and she is just thrilled with her job.
And, the funniest note to Angela's report was that yesterday, when she opened up the drapes in her upstairs bedroom, she happened to look over at the neighbor's house (because their upstairs curtains were open) and noticed that the man of the house (a middle-aged, Mexican gentleman) was sound asleep in his bed and TOTALLY NAKED!!!! She couldn't believe her eyes! THAT is when you know that your neighbor's house is too close, am I right? I doubt she'll be looking over in that direction in the mornings from now on. ROFL
Hugs to all, and have a super-duper weekend, gang!